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Under $2000 Star Citizen Ready Rig

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After 100's of hours of practice in Star Citizen we have realized that, particularly in dogfighting, having a system that can run Star Citizen at 60fps or above, keeps you competitive in the game. Having said that, Ive put together a computer setup that I know would give you the best experience per dollar amount, while trying to keep pricing reasonable.

The Under $1800 Rig

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($318.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.99 @ Jet)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste  ($6.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($93.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.77 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card  ($559.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM 64-bit  ($139.88 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM  120mm Fans  ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1941.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-09 17:10 EDT-0400

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Prices are always subject to change and the prices in this post may go up or down after the initial post date.

I hope this helps. :)

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